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    Default Hatch hinges

    Hey all.
    Usual old thing, hatch is leaking. There's no manufacturer name on it but it's a glass hatch with metal bars across it. It's on a Colvic Springtide 24 if that helps but anyway, it's only leaking because the hinges (plastic or bacolite) are knackered.

    I cant work it here to upload pics, ill keep trying but im hoping someone here will know what I mean..

    Question being, where would I look to find the right hinge?

    Thanks
    Last edited by skipper681; 15-07-19 at 12:28.

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    Default Re: Hatch hinges

    With metal bars good chance itís a houdini hatch. Website is online.

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    Default Re: Hatch hinges

    No idea why I can't submit pics but thanks.. it's dripping in the bunk...

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    Default Re: Hatch hinges

    Quote Originally Posted by skipper681 View Post
    No idea why I can't submit pics but thanks.. it's dripping in the bunk...
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    Default Re: Hatch hinges

    Pretty much that so any fittings I'd appreciate.

    Thanks
    Last edited by skipper681; 16-07-19 at 17:37.

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    Default Re: Hatch hinges

    Lone - cheers bro. thank you.

    Edit to add, I rang them up, fifty quid for two plastic hinges!!!

    Think I'll fabricate something.

    Obviously I didn't buy them.

    The old saying is true, "if you don't like someone, buy them a boat"
    Last edited by skipper681; 16-07-19 at 17:53.

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    Default Re: Hatch hinges

    They must be decent hinges if they have lasted 30 years, if your hatch was Lewmar glazed in acrylic rather than glass, by now you would be replacing the glazing and seals as well, probably replacing the whole hatch. You will need to think out how to make replacements that are as durable and secure.
    It would be good if you can take time to report back on your solution with a couple of pics when you get it done, the spread of expert knowledge is what this forum is about.

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    Default Re: Hatch hinges

    Quote Originally Posted by Quandary View Post
    They must be decent hinges if they have lasted 30 years, if your hatch was Lewmar glazed in acrylic rather than glass, by now you would be replacing the glazing and seals as well, probably replacing the whole hatch. You will need to think out how to make replacements that are as durable and secure.
    It would be good if you can take time to report back on your solution with a couple of pics when you get it done, the spread of expert knowledge is what this forum is about.
    I get your point but on the flip side a six inch nail clenched would hold for 30 yrs too.

    I'm not giving fifty quid for two plastic hinges, Eff no...

    I'll give three hundred for a brand new hatch quicker.

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    Last edited by skipper681; 17-07-19 at 13:46.

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    Default Re: Hatch hinges

    Quote Originally Posted by Quandary View Post
    They must be decent hinges .
    Must be.
    Last edited by skipper681; 17-07-19 at 15:08.

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    Default Re: Hatch hinges

    I believe that it is possible to reseal leaking Houdini hatch hinges. There was a thread on YBW quite a few years ago where someone explained how they'd done it .

    It sounded like a bit of a faff to me. So when mine started leaking, and my boat was out in a river on a swinging mooring. I thought it'd be easier just to replace it with a new one. Unfortunately, due to manufacturing variations the mounting flange was slightly larger than the hole the original fitted in, and the screw holes in slightly different places. In the end I fitted the new hatch in the old mounting flange.

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